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Reportlinker Adds US Specialty Silicas Market Report

October 1, 2009

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue.

US Specialty Silicas Market

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US demand to grow 3.7% annually through 2013

US specialty silica demand is projected to increase 3.7 percent per year to $1.7 billion in 2013, led by healthy advances in the large precipitated silica segment. Overall volume gains are forecast to accelerate from the pace of the 2003- 2008 period, benefiting from an expected rebound in nondurable goods output through 2013. Despite this improvement in volume growth, advances in market value will be limited by a significant moderation in specialty silica pricing following the exceptionally rapid price increases that characterized much of the 2003-2008 period.

Precipitated silica to be fastest growing type

Precipitated silica accounts for the largest share of specialty silica demand in both volume and value terms. This silica type will also constitute the fastest-growing segment of the market, aided by above average gains in its primary market — tire rubber. Increasing use of precipitated silica as a replacement for carbon black in tire reinforcement applications in the US will offer significant opportunities for growth. Fumed silica represents the second largest product type in value terms, owing to its higher price relative to other silica types. Demand for fumed silica is expected to be healthy, benefiting from gains in small volume markets such as plastics, adhesives and sealants, cosmetics and toiletries, and food and beverages. However, growth in the large electronics market — where fumed silica finds use in chemical mechanical planarization slurries — will slow significantly from the pace of the previous decade.

Tire rubber market to offer best growth opportunities

The rubber industry is projected to remain the largest specialty silica market through 2013. All types of silica are used in rubber applications, but demand is dominated by precipitated silica, with fumed and fused types also accounting for appreciable shares of demand. This market can be divided into tire and nontire applications, with the nontire segment accounting for more than half of demand. However, the tire rubber market is expected to expand more rapidly, surpassing specialty silica volume demand in the nontire segment by 2013. Above-average gains will reflect greater use of precipitated silica in the production of “green” tires, which offer increased fuel efficiency and enhanced performance relative to conventional carbon black tires. Demand will benefit from the growing popularity of these tires in the US due to recent high fuel costs and increasing environmental awareness. Efforts on the part of auto makers to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles in order to comply with new corporate average fuel economy standards will also support expansion. The cosmetics and toiletries market, which represents the second largest market in value terms, will also advance at an above-average pace through 2013. Precipitated silica accounts for the vast majority of demand this market, and will benefit from a rebound in toothpaste production. Continued growth in high-performance toothpaste and gel sales will also support advances, as will specialty silica use in non-toothpaste cosmetic and toiletry applications such as skin and hair care products.

Study coverage

This new industry study presents historical demand data (1998, 2003, 2008) and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by product (e.g., precipitated silica, fumed silica, silica gel, silica sol, fused silica) and end-use market (rubber, cosmetics and toiletries, coatings and inks, chemicals, plastics, electrical and electronic equipment). The study also considers market environment factors, discusses competitive variables evaluates company market share and profiles 30 industry participants.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION viii

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4

Macroeconomic Outlook 5

Manufacturing Outlook 9

Historical Trends 12

Pricing & Product Mix 14

Technology 16

World Demand 19

Foreign Trade 21

Imports 22

Exports 24

III. PRODUCTS 26

General 26

Precipitated Silica 29

Supply & Demand 30

Markets 32

Capacity & Producers 36

Fumed Silica 40

Supply & Demand 41

Markets 42

Capacity & Producers 45

Silica Gel 48

Supply & Demand 49

Markets 51

Capacity & Producers 54

Silica Sol 56

Supply & Demand 57

Markets 59

Capacity & Producers 61

Fused Silica 66

Supply & Demand 66

Markets 67

Capacity & Producers 69

IV. MARKETS 72

General 72

Rubber 75

Rubber Outlook 76

Silica Demand 77

Nontire Rubber 79

Tire Rubber 81

Cosmetics & Toiletries 84

Cosmetic & Toiletry Outlook 85

Silica Demand 88

Chemicals 90

Chemical Product Outlook 91

Silica Demand 94

Coatings & Inks 98

Coatings & Inks Outlook 98

Silica Demand 100

Electrical & Electronic Equipment 102

Electrical & Electronic Equipment Outlook 103

Silica Demand 105

Plastics 109

Plastics Outlook 109

Silica Demand 112

Food & Beverages 115

Food & Beverage Outlook 115

Silica Demand 117

Agriculture & Animal Health 120

Agriculture Outlook 121

Silica Demand 124

Paper & Textiles 127

Paper & Textile Outlook 128

Silica Demand 130

Metals & Refractories 134

Metal & Refractory Outlook 135

Silica Demand 138

Other 140

Adhesives & Sealants 142

Packaging 143

Insulation 144

Water Treatment 145

V. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 147

General 147

Market Share 148

PPG Industries 151

Evonik Industries 151

Cabot 152

Huber 152

Grace 153

Acquisitions & Divestitures 153

Competitive Strategies 155

Manufacturing 160

Marketing & Distribution 161

Company Profiles 163

Akzo Nobel NV 164

AZ Electronic Materials USA Corporation 166

Bayer AG 167

C-E Minerals Incorporated, see Imerys SA

Cabot Corporation 168

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation 170

Ceradyne Incorporated 171

Clariant International Limited 173

DA NanoMaterials LLC, see DuPont (EI) de Nemours

Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha 174

DENTSPLY International Incorporated 175

DuPont (EI) de Nemours 176

Eka Chemicals Incorporated, see Akzo Nobel NV

EMD Chemicals Incorporated, see Merck KGaA

Evonik Industries AG 178

Grace (WR) & Company 180

Huber (JM) Corporation 182

Imerys SA 184

Industrias Quimicas del Ebro SA 185

INEOS Silicas, see PQ Corporation

Glassven CA 179Merck KGaA 186

Minco Incorporated, see Ceradyne Incorporated

Multisorb Technologies Incorporated 187

Nalco Holdings LLC 189

Nissan Chemical Industries Limited 190

Orisil Limited 191

PEMCO, see Precision Electro Minerals Company

PPG Industries Incorporated 192

PQ Corporation 194

Precision Electro Minerals Company Incorporated 196

Qingdao Makall Group Incorporated 197

Rhodia SA 198

Tokuyama Corporation 200

Wacker-Chemie AG 201

Other Companies Mentioned in the Study 203

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I — EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II — MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Macroeconomic Indicators 9

2 Manufacturers’ Shipments 11

3 Specialty Silica Market, 1998-2008 13

4 Specialty Silica Pricing 16

5 Specialty Silica Foreign Trade 22

SECTION III — PRODUCTS

1 Specialty Silica Demand by Type 27

2 Precipitated Silica Supply & Demand 32

3 Precipitated Silica Markets 36

4 Precipitated Silica Capacity, 2008 39

5 Fumed Silica Supply & Demand 42

6 Fumed Silica Markets 45

7 Fumed Silica Capacity, 2008 47

8 Silica Gel Supply & Demand 51

9 Silica Gel Markets 54

10 Silica Gel Capacity, 2008 56

11 Silica Sol Supply & Demand 58

12 Silica Sol Markets 61

13 Silica Sol Capacity, 2008 65

14 Fused Silica Supply & Demand 67

15 Fused Silica Markets 69

16 Fused Silica Capacity, 2008 71

SECTION IV — MARKETS

1 Specialty Silica Demand by Market 73

2 Rubber Consumption 77

3 Rubber Markets for Specialty Silicas by Type 78

4 Nontire Rubber Market for Specialty Silicas 80

5 Tire Rubber Market for Specialty Silicas 84

6 Cosmetic & Toiletry Shipments 88

7 Cosmetic & Toiletry Market for Specialty Silicas by Type 90

8 Chemical Product Shipments 94

9 Chemical Market for Specialty Silicas by Type & Application 97

10 Coatings & Inks Shipments 100

11 Coatings & Inks Market for Specialty Silicas by Type 102

12 Electrical & Electronic Equipment Shipments 105

13 Electrical & Electronic Equipment Market for Specialty Silicas

by Type 108

14 Plastics Indicators 111

15 Plastics Market for Specialty Silicas by Type & Application 114

16 Food & Beverage Shipments 117

17 Food & Beverage Market for Specialty Silicas

by Type & Application 120

18 Agriculture Indicators 124

19 Agriculture & Animal Health Market For Specialty Silicas

by Type 127

20 Paper & Textile Product Shipments 130

21 Paper & Textile Market for Specialty Silicas by Type 134

22 Metal & Refractory Shipments 138

23 Metal & Refractory Market for Specialty Silicas by Type 140

24 Other Markets for Specialty Silicas by Type & Application 142

SECTION V — INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 Specialty Silica Sales by Company, 2008 149

2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 155

3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 160

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II — MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Specialty Silica Market, 1998-2008 14

2 Specialty Silica Flow Chart 18

3 Specialty Silica Imports by Source, 2008 23

4 Specialty Silica Exports by Destination, 2008 25

SECTION III — PRODUCTS

1 Specialty Silica Demand by Type, 2008:

Value Versus Volume 28

SECTION IV — MARKETS

1 Specialty Silica Demand by Market, 2008:

Value Versus Volume 74

SECTION V — INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 US Specialty Silica Market Share, 2008 150

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